Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lions Head. Cliftons sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean. There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas.
The natural splendour of the hotels unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualising every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions.
A highlight of Ellerman House is the owners extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.
Sleek, contemporary architecture and absolute privacy define Ellerman Houses exclusive-use villas built on multiple levels with en suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pools and ocean views. In contrast to the old-world elegance of the main house, Villa One and Villa Two add a contemporary edge to the hotels classic style and refined ambience.
Villa One incorporates the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, which specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-ageing beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Villa Two is built above the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, which is not only a spectacular cellar for the hotels 7500-bottle wine collection but offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.
From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.
ELLERMAN HOUSE RATE INCLUSIONS
Who has the time to read through long lists? Well, you may want to take a look down here, because you are about to be spoilt!
TRANSFERS. Whether you are coming or going, we have got you covered. All arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town International Airport and closer. Oh yes, you can also stay connected with our on-board WIFI.
BREAKFAST. Best eggs benedict in town, homemade jams and preserves, our pastry chefs world-famous Granola and more every morning.
DRINKS. Any drink that you could lay your lips on. Top shelf spirits to virgin mojitos. Except for our wine and Champagne thats too special to give away.
WINE TASTING. We lied about the wine, you get a few sips here every afternoon, with our sommelier. Careful, you might learn something.
MINI BAR. Nothing mini about this bar. Snacks for Africa and full bottles of craft spirits for your enjoyment.
PANTRY. Sugar shack, naughty corner, pantry call it what you want, this is where diets go to die open 24hrs.
ROOM SERVICE. You still pay for the meal, but none of those pesky tray charges will be added.
SUNSET EXPERIENCE. Cocktails and canaps and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.
SNACK PACKS. Feeling a little hungry while out on a hike? Tuck into your snack pack, to boost your energy and get you over that finish line.
LAUNDRY. All those dirty clothes from your safari? You can expect them back in your room within 24hrs, wrapped up like a present.
SHOE CLEANING. Theres an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes Forrest Gump. We agree, Forrest, we agree.
INTERNET. Its free, its fast and there are no strings attached.
GYM & SPA. Youre on holiday, so we honestly dont know what you are doing in the gym, but if you must, everything you need will be available. Spa facilities range from steam room, sauna, sensation shower and relaxation area perfect for re-aligning your chakras.
SECURITY. The French Foreign Legion has nothing on this team.
PARKING. Off-street and secure watched by security guard and CCTV.
TELEPHONE CALLS. If its local, then its on us.
ART TOURS. The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by our very own in-house art guide.
ZEITZ MOCAA ENTRY. Take to the streets and exercise your new-found art knowledge at Africas leading contemporary art museum, open daily except Tuesdays.
LOCAL TALENTS. Live music by local musicians, performed weekly as the sun sets. Partner up with the complimentary sunset cocktails and canaps to end another perfect day in paradise.
PRIVATE CHEF. You heard right, our Private Villas come with a private chef.
FAMILY. A team that loves you more than your own parents.